Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas!
Application Deadlines:Fall Semester (August – December) Admission: June 15 Spring Semester (January – May) Admission: November 15
Summer Semester (June – August) Admission: April 15 Application deadlines are different for Graduate Programs. Please see more below.
Intensive English Program (IEP) Only
If you are interested in coming to the University of Central Arkansas just to study English and are not applying as part of an exchange agreement, you may apply for admission as an IEP Only student.
Intensive English Program (IEP)/Conditional Undergraduate
If you are unable to meet the English proficiency requirements for regular undergraduate admission, but would otherwise be considered an undergraduate freshman, transfer or post-baccalaureate student you may apply as for admission as an IEP/conditional undergraduate student.
If you are still completing a high school or secondary school education, aside from concurrent credit, or have you completed high school or secondary school and not taken a college or university course you may apply for admission as an undergraduate student.
If you have taken a college or university course after graduation from high school or left high school before graduating to enroll full-time in college courses you may apply for admission as a transfer student.
If you already have a bachelor, master or doctoral degree and need undergraduate classes or want to complete an additional Bachelor degree you may apply for admission as a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate student.
Graduate Deadlines:Fall Semester: April 15Spring Semester: Extended to December 1
Summer Semester: April 15**Some graduate programs do not offer summer admission and others have earlier deadlines. Students should visit the graduate program web page for more info before applying.
If you are attending a partner university or college and wish to visit UCA as part of a bilateral exchange agreement you may apply for admission as an exchange student.
Bilateral exchange agreements mean that a student from UCA will be attending your home country university for short-term study, and in exchange, you will attend UCA for short-term study.
If you are looking to pick up an extra class at UCA, while attending another local college or you attend another college elsewhere in the United States during the school year, but would like to take a class or two at UCA during the summer you should apply for admission as a transient student.